Change and constancy in developmental contexts

Michael J. Shanahan, Frank J. Sulloway, Scott Hofer

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Abstract

As the 21st century begins, social forces are creating substantial diversity in developmental settings through the child's early life course. Aconsiderable proportion of youth will experience disruptions in family structure, fluctuations in levels of economic resources, and residential moves that may involve changes in peer groups and schools. This paper reviews a set of conceptual distinctions that are well suited to the study of the dynamic properties of context. The paper also underscores the importance of integrating the life course with behavioural genetics to determine more accurately the joint contributions of environments like the family and genotypes to development. Because both person and context exhibit change and stability through time, an understanding of these complex interactions will require generative collaborations among developmentalists from diverse disciplinary backgrounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-427
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Behavioral Development
Volume24
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Behavioral Genetics
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peer group
family structure
fluctuation
Genotype
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human being
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economics
experience
time

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  • Psychology(all)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Change and constancy in developmental contexts. / Shanahan, Michael J.; Sulloway, Frank J.; Hofer, Scott.

In: International Journal of Behavioral Development, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2000, p. 421-427.

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Shanahan, Michael J. ; Sulloway, Frank J. ; Hofer, Scott. / Change and constancy in developmental contexts. In: International Journal of Behavioral Development. 2000 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 421-427.
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